We, a collective of Kenyan citizens via the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK) are concerned about the impact and illegality of the proposed Anti-homosexuality bill 2009 that is due for your ascent, since being passed by parliament on the 20th December, 2014.
We are Africans who stand in the belief that all Africans should embrace our complexities and enjoy the chance to participate fully in their socioeconomic and political spheres of life.
We applaud his Excellency President Yoweri Museveni for having recognized that violence in the form of incarceration and/or death is not the answer as intimated in his letter to Parliament, and call upon him to be steadfast in furthering his efforts on tackling discriminative approaches such as subjective studies which pave way for” abnormality” as reasons for homosexuality as evidenced in the systematic and documented reports shared by the Uganda Civil society through the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law. Reference statement released on January 21st 2014. We also urge him to focus on the diversity he alluded to in his letter to Parliament.
In solidarity with our Ugandan brothers and sisters.
The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya.